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Trackie – the vehicle tracker for mates

Trackie is a cost-effective vehicle tracking solution completely built on open-source technologies and also bringing a friendly user experience for private users and small businesses in Australia, with handpicked local SIM card plan, plug-and-play hardware (based on Freematics ONE) and free cloud service running on local server.

Trackie currently available in Australia only

Learn more!

By |May 30th, 2019|News & Events|Comments Off on Trackie – the vehicle tracker for mates

New year get new gears

New year is really approaching and we are giving out special discounts for your new kits and gears to play with in the year of 2019. New year resolution? What about driving into the world of vehicle telematics and open-source hardware? That’s good and we will always be here to support you. Happy new year everyone from Sydney Australia!

By |December 31st, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on New year get new gears

CLICK FRENZY SALE is in progress

For all our vehicle telematics kits and gears (emulator products excepted), get a 15% discount by using coupon code FRENZY2018 on checkout. Head to our online store now.

UPDATE: Coupon expiration date extended. $1,000 minimum order amount applies.

By |November 14th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on CLICK FRENZY SALE is in progress

Freematics OBD-II UART Adapter V2.1 coming soon

Freematics OBD-II UART Adapter V2 has been upgraded. The new V2.1 is completely compatible with V2 and has several enhancements including:

  • 9-DOF motion sensor (instead of 6-DOF)
  • Built-in 9-DOF quanterion algorithm for orientation detection
  • New AT commands for reading calculated pitch, yaw, roll values
  • Unpluggable serial cable (easier for using as a USB adapter)

The new version will start to ship in no more than 2 weeks time from now. Meanwhile, the V2 is out of stock but you can still place order for them and we will ship V2.1 instead when the stock come.

UPDATE: Ready for order now!

By |January 16th, 2018|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics OBD-II UART Adapter V2.1 coming soon

Free telematics server software for everyone

Freematics Hub is a free telematics server software that is based on the design of Freematics Hub and is perfect for use with Freematics ONE+ (and literally any programmable telematics devices). It runs on any computer and turns it into a telematics data center that receives and stores data from remote telematics devices through cellular network, WIFI or even USB. Live data and geographic locations are stored as local files and instantly displayed on a concept user interface. More importantly, the software running as a server provides a set of REST APIs for access live and history data for further development.

We will release the software together with Freematics ONE+ shortly.

UPDATE (July 3rd): Beta version now available for downloading!

By |June 21st, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Free telematics server software for everyone

Freematics ONE now comes with 3G xBee module

We have been working on a new 3G WCDMA/GSM xBee module for Freematics ONE vehicle data logger. It’s based on SIMCOM SIM5360E.  Comparing to former SIM800L based GSM/GPRS xBee module, the new comer will provide a faster data link and more importantly continue to work in regions where 2G network is about to be shut down (like Australia).

Today we are happy to announce the release of the new module as a new option for Freematics ONE, which can be ordered and shipped with Freematics ONE right away. Head to our online store to place your order now.

 

By |March 4th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE now comes with 3G xBee module

Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250

Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250 MEMS sensor! The supporting Arduino library and example sketches (in Github) have been updated for 9-axis MEMS data access. To order Freematics ONE with MPU-9250, make sure to choose MPU-9250 in MEMS option on the order page.

Code clip of accessing MEMS data.

int acc[3]; // accelerometer data
int gyr[3]; // gyroscope data
int mag[3]; // magnetometer data
int temp; // device temperature (in 0.1 celcius degree)
if (memsRead(acc, gyr, mag, &temp)) {
  // success
  ...
}
By |October 24th, 2016|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250

Freematics ONE at a Closer Look

The hardware development of Freematics ONE is finalized and first batch of 500pcs has been manufactured and is now being tested. Since many have expressed interest in the new product, we hereby publish some close look pictures and details of it.

 

Specifications:

  • STM32 based OBD-II solution (CAN BUS, K-line, NMEA parsing)
  • Compatible with Arduino UNO/Bluno (ATmega328p main controller)
  • STM32 and ATmega328p connected by SPI
  • TI CC2540 based BLE & USB connectivity
  • MPU-6050 MEMS module (accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensors)
  • Built-in xBee socket for exchangeable wireless communication modules (GSM, WIFI, xBee)
  • SIM800L xBee module with self-popping micro SIM socket
  • Self-popping microSD slot with cover
  • Molex connector for external GPS receiver
  • Enclosure dimensions: 60x48x20mm

 

Features

  • Powered from OBD-II port (low power consumption)
  • Programmable as an Arduino UNO (sketch uploaded via USB or BLE)
  • Rapid access to OBD-II PIDs (including VIN)
  • Reading and clearing trouble code (DTC)
  • Measuring G-force with accelerometer
  • Measuring battery voltage with built-in voltmeter
  • BLE wireless communication with iOS and Android devices
  • WIFI and cellular network support (by xBee modules)
  • High update rate GPS positioning (by external GPS receiver)
  • microSD data storage up to 32GB
  • Upgrading OBD-II solution firmware via USB

 

If you are a developer, you may have interest to take a look at the open-source reference firmware (a.k.a sketch) that is still being developed.

By |November 30th, 2015|News & Events, Updates|Comments Off on Freematics ONE at a Closer Look